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The Synod's recent decision to divest from corporations engaged in the extraction of fossil fuels has won high praise from one of the world's foremost campaigners for addressing the effects of climate change.

The Uniting Church in Australia 2013 Federal Election resource is now available and is making its way to presbyteries and congregations around the country.

 

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Rev. Professor Andrew Dutney has deplored the move by the Federal Government to excise the Australian mainland from the migration zone.

Letters were sent to the Prime Minister and Attorney-General in support of the removal of powers to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons from the Bill. 

UnitingJustice Australia was one of a number of community organisations from across Australia calling on the Government to pass the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 through parliament by the end of June 2013.

Uniting Church justice staff from across Australia have today joined dozens of organisations and thousands of people in calling for work rights for asylum seekers living in the community.

The National Director of UnitingJustice Australia has written to Scott Morrison, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship addressing his recent comments in regards to asylum seekers living within the community.

The Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) in partnership with the Uniting Church in Australia, today welcomed the announcement of an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Recognition Act as an overdue and vitally important first step forward on the path to a referendum and Constitutional reform.

The Uniting Church in Australia has condemned the Federal Government for the disgraceful treatment of asylum seekers on Nauru outlined in today’s report by Amnesty International.

 

The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed profound concern at the Federal Government's decision to withhold support services and appropriate visa status from asylum seekers proven to be refugees.